Gloucester Walking Weekend 2019

This years Walking Weekend took us to the Gloucestershire countryside. The weather held out and managed to dodge the rain for most of the walks.

On the Friday evening a short walk around the ‘Purton Hulks’ was arranged. These are better known as ‘The Ships Graveyard’ where 80 ships have been beached to shore up the land between the Severn Estuary and the Sharpness Canal

Saturday took us to Winchcombe where both the 5 and 10 mile circular walks started. After negotiating some unexpected stiles we arrived in Toddington , the principal station on the  Gloucestershire Warwickshire  Steam Railway (GWSR). After a lunch break the long walkers carried on back to Winchcombe while the others caught the steam train back.

Sunday took us to Tetbury where the 6 and 10 mile circular walks started. The walk took us through open countryside and farmland. It was showery to start with but cleared up during the day. All carried on to a lunch stop at Westonbirt Arboretum, where the heavens opened up. On the return leg we had an unscheduled cake stop in the village of Doughton. A young girl was selling homemade cakes to raise money to send students to India. Well you had to try them.

Purton Photos
Purton Photos
Purton Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Tetbury photos
Tetbury photos

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Purton Photos
Purton Photos
Purton Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Winchcombe Photos
Tetbury photos
Tetbury photos

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